It's a busy weekend around South Australia with a family fun shopping day, barbecue festival and music galore.
What’s on: Saints shopping, Red Rock & Ribs, music and more
FREE FAMILY FUN
Saints Shopping at Salisbury Plains will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 22, from 11am to 2pm. Free activities include a photo booth, glitter tattoos, face painting, balloon twisting, nail painting, plus tastings, giveaways and goodie bags. Meanwhile Power captain Tom Jonas and Crows star forward Josh Jenkins will be in the centre from 4.30pm-5.30pm on Friday, June 21, as Michelangelo Rucci and Kym Dillon will broadcast live from Saints Foodland. Saints Shopping is located at the corner of Main North and Saints roads.
The Vogue Theatre at Kingswood will delight in the sounds of 20 of Adelaide’s best community brass and concert bands for the Mitcham Band Festival, on June 21 and 22. The Army Band and the Adelaide Big Band will headline the Gala Opening Concert on the first night, joined by the Secondary Schools Concert Band, Tanunda Town Band and Mitcham City Brass.
Red Donut Day is coming up again, so ensure you order some donuts, organise a fundraising event, or keep a lookout for the treats at Cafe de Vili’s, metropolitan Bunnings Warehouse cafes and local community bakeries. Red Donut Day is celebrated from June 24 to 28 and fundraises for SIDS and Kids SA, supporting South Australian families by providing free counselling services for bereaved families. This year, they aim to raise $50,000.
READY TO ROCK
The best South Australia has to offer in rock music, red wine, craft beer, vintage vehicles and barbecue will be celebrated during Red, Rock & Ribs at Morphettville Racecourse. On Saturday, June 22, the festival will include the Fire Side BBQ competition, which will bring more than 40 teams together to battle it out for national honours. There will be workshops, masterclasses and tastings, with some of the biggest names in barbecue on hand. An on-course cellar door precinct will feature more than 60 boutique wineries and brew houses.
STRAIGHT FROM EUROVISION
Straight off the back of the dazzling stardom of Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, songstress Kate Miller-Heidke comes to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with new arrangements of her most beloved songs from her four studio albums, as well as new material. Accompanied by guitarist Keir Nuttall — who collaborated with Kate for Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical — as well as musical genius Iain Grandage and a string quartet, Kate will perform at Thebarton Theatre on Saturday, June 22.
THE KIWIS OF CABARET
New Zealand’s favourite show band, the Modern Maori Quartet, returns to Adelaide Cabaret Festival from June 21 to 22 at Space Theatre. This Australian premiere showcases their new work, which has been five years in the making. With a signature style and humour, their show Two Worlds weaves together four stories that unfold the fabric of Maori musical culture.
This is just a taste of what’s on offer around South Australia, find the full list in the June 2019 issue of SALIFE, in newsagents now.